What We Are Trying To Achieve

On July 1st, 2013 four modern-day explorers hope to become the first people to traverse the Northwest Passage solely under human power in a single season – one of the Earth’s last great firsts.


It wasn’t long ago that the Northwest Passage was sole domain of steel-hulled ice-breakers. We hope by making this traverse completely under human power in a row boat, without sail or motor, in a single season we will be able to demonstrate first-hand the profound affects climate change is having on our world.

An adventure with meaning

There’s such a rich history to the story of the Northwest Passage rooted in iconic geographical names such as Baffin, Franklin, Ross and Hudson all inextricably linked with the quest for the Passage. Mix into this the reality of climate change and the profound affects it’s having on the wildlife, culture and future of the arctic region and the pressing reality of arctic sovereignty and it becomes clear that we have a deeply important story here. And all this conveyed through a truly epic adventure, played out in one of the most incredible landscapes on earth – the Northwest Passage. The expedition begins July 1st, 2013.

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A word from our title sponsor

A word from our title sponsor Eddie O’Connor, the CEO and co-founder of Mainstream Renewable Power and a champion in the battle against climate change. Mainstream Renewable Power is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and proves through their operation that energy resources can be secured in a clean and economically effective manner.


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